Nuku Tahi – Hikoi Tahi – Maranga Tahi

Moving Forward Together

Read the conference report in Kete Kupu 22

Keynote Speakers

Conference Opening Address NZCCSS President Rod Watts

“Moving out of crisis with a new Spirit of Cooperation and Hope: Lessons in Leadership from the Canterbury earthquakes” Bishop Victoria Matthews

“Re-framing the debate about present & future wellbeing for older people: what we might do differently” Professor Simon Biggs

“Successful Ageing in Aotearoa New Zealand: How do we sustain wellbeing?”  Charles Waldegrave

“Drivers of best outcmoes for older Maori – how to move forward together” Professor Chris Cunningham

“Humour from the Heart: the SMILE study – humour and dementia in aged residential care” Jean-Paul Bell

“Moving Forward Together” Hon Jo Goodhew, Associate Minister of Health and Minister for Senior Citizens

“Empowering high performance through training and development” Ray Lind


Speaker Workshop Topic
Home & Community
Rosemary Nourse, WellElder Wellington Keeping Spirits Up – the vital role of counselling in sustaining resiliance in older people.
Helen Lloyd, Canterbury DHB Community Rehabilitation Enablement Support Team (CREST) – is this the answer to managing demand for aged residential care?
Professor Simon Biggs, Brotherhood of St Laurence Social Inclusion for older people – one of the great tasks of our future wellbeing.
Dr Catherine Love, Wellington Tenths Trust Wellbeing for kaumatua – the story of Wellington Tenths Trust
Michael Pead, Social Housing Unit Investing in affordable housing for older people – working with the Social Housing Unit to make a difference.
Nicola Turner, Presbyterian Support Central Day programmes & community workers – the essential strands in the network. What kind of services do best?
Rangimahora Reddy, Rauawaawa Kaumatua Trust Learning from success – what makes for outstanding support for kaumatua and kuia.
Dr Elizabeth Spellacy, Bay of Plenty DHB “Transitions” are always challenging especially when externally imposed and at a time when our reserves for change may be depleted.
Bishop Victoria Matthews, Anglican Diocese of Christchurch Leadership workshop with keynote speaker: Crisis and its aftermath – what have we learned about ourselves and our systems in dealing with the Canterbury earthquakes?
Dr Brian Ensor, Mary Potter Hospice Palliative Care – managing the dilemmas. Is the aged care system set up to cope with the complexities of palliative care and are there alternatives? 
Sheena Farquar & David Hanna, Wesley Community Action Client Directed Outcome Informed work at Wesleyhaven and Newtown Community Teams – crossing the Great Divide.
Associate Professor Judith Davey, Victoria University The future of aged care – supply, demand and other conundrums.
Alayna Watene, Te Taiwhenua o Heretaunga Ways to promote more Maori and Pacific leadership management and cliinical settings across the whole aged care sector. 
Dr Grace O’Sullivan, Auckland University of Technology Dementia care – changing the culture of care through all levels of service.
Professor Chad Boult, Liptitz Centre for Integrated Health Care, USA Building new systems to care for older people – what have we learnt?
Dr Richard Egan, Otago University Spirituality is at the centre of wellbeing. Examples of best practice in weaving spirituality into services for older people.
Residential Care
Sally Hopkin, Eden in Oz & NZ  & Paul Barber, NZCCSS Improving the Quality of life for residents in aged residential care: Doing aged care better using available resources.
Dr Shankar Sankaran, Manukau DHB The Counties Manukau experience – an integrated model of care that works
Rod Perkins, Selwyn Foundation Premium Charging and additional charges in aged care – who is carrying the costs and what is fair?
Martin Taylor, Aged Care Association InterRAI in Aged Residential Care – a major change in aged residential care systems – a progress report
Chris Perkins, Selwyn Foundation New Issues in Dementia
Jean-Paul Bell, Arts Humour Foundation Keynote Speaker workshop SMILE study
Clare Brockett, Presbyterian Support Central Chaplinacy in Aged care – it’s time to get curious – what it means to offer intentional spiritual care.
Professor Ngaire Kerse, Auckland University Vitamin D in aged care – the magic solution? Looking at the impact of Vitamin D supplements in aged care.